Hiking in Windischgarsten and Pyhrn Priel

A taste of your hiking holidays in Upper Austria

Our Hotel Lavendel has one decisive advantage: While we might be situated centrally in close proximity to all main arterial roads, we also enjoy a quiet and idyllic location – ideal for calm explorations for one of two through the wide nature of Windischgarsten.

Hiking is one of the most appealing summer activities around the Lavendel. Countless kilometres of tours with highly different degrees of difficulty inspire walkers, families with children and intrepid mountaineers. Where to start, you wonder? We have the best tips for the hiking region for you.

Quick tours in under an hourBrief hiking tours around Windischgarsten

If time is an issue, the following hikes can easily be managed in under an hour. Enjoy a free transfer to the start of your brief exploration with the Pyhrn Priel AktivCard. Let yourself be carried away to the most beautiful alps and glorious waters of the region!

  • Schiederweiher - the pearl of the Stodertal (0.45 h)
  • Pießling-Ursprung (0.5 h)
  • Spital am Pyhrn - Wurzeralm (0.75 h)

Longer tours, endurance hiking funEndurance hiking trails in Pyhrn Priel

You’ve got a bit more time / endurance to hand? Great, because these four hiking tours will make drops of sweat form on your forehead. The reward for your effort: impressive natural scenery and glorious views across the entire holiday region. You might even see our Hotel Lavendel!

  • Dr. Vogelsang Klamm gorge (1.44 h)
  • Hinterstoder - Hütterer Boden (1.5 h)
  • Dümlerhütte via the Gleinkersee lake (2 h)
  • Gowilalm coming from Oberweng (2.5 h)

Hiking in the Nationalpark Kalkalpen

Trips into the nature reserve


The Nationalpark Kalkalpen is home to the largest forest region in all of Central Europe as well as to the Piessling Ursprung in Rossleithen – the country’s largest source of karst. Imposing mountain summits, natural forests, untouched mountain streams and hidden gorges collide almost spectacularly with one another in this natural paradise.

If you want to get away from the daily grind, hiking in the Nationalpark Kalkalpen is an amazing opportunity to explore the local nature and wildlife. You certainly won’t forget this exploration any time soon.

Panorama tower near the hotelWurbauerkogel visitor centre

The eyecatcher of this nature reserve rises only a brief walk away from our hotel in the Nationalpark Kalkalpen. The visitor centre Wurbauerkogel is an impressive panorama tower affording you optimum views of the Pyhrn Priel region. Find a hiking guide and maps, nature books and small souvenirs from the park at the shop.

For mountain climbersMountain peaks in the national park and Pyhrn Priel

Summiteers wanted! The Pyhrn Priel hiking region is home to several impressive mountain peaks ready to be conquered with hiking boots. Good equipment and some mountain experience are essential to scale these regional highlights:

  • Hoher Nock in the Kalkalpen National Park (1,963 m)
  • Grosser and Kleiner Pyhrgas in the Haller Mauern
    (2,244 m / 2,023 m)
  • Warscheneck (2,388 m)
  • Spitzmauer (2,446 m)
  • Grosser and Kleiner Priel in the Totes Gebirge
    (2,515 m / 2,136 m)


Hiking in Windischgarsten und Pyhrn Priel – an experience for all ages.
Choose the Lavendel as your summer residence for hiking holidays in Upper Austria –
we are looking forward to your non-binding enquiry!